Youth Hunt

Discussion in 'Florida Flyway Forum' started by LarryA, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Capt Jeff Kraynik

    Capt Jeff Kraynik Elite Refuge Member

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    I asked, what is stopping one from taking a child hunting throughout the season?:confused:

    Why waste all the time & effort if it's not broken.


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  2. LarryA

    LarryA Refuge Member

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    Why have a youth hunt at all??

    Hopefully it is to have a "Special Reason" for introducing new people to the sport. Should make them feel special as the only shooters.

    It seems that you feel the "Youth Hunt" could be cancelled and you'd feel ok about it because all the youth you know have already hunted during regular season.

    Therefore you shouldn't care if and when it gets changed.
     
  3. uncleD

    uncleD Senior Refuge Member

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    Question?

    If the youth hunt is in the end of the season, does that not effect the paired ducks?

    D
     
  4. Capt Jeff Kraynik

    Capt Jeff Kraynik Elite Refuge Member

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    Sure it effects the bonded pairs.

    So does shooting past the 20th, but politics changed that biological data.

    Again, it seems like a lot of effort for something that's not broekn.


    CJ
     
  5. Fyrestorm

    Fyrestorm Guest

    The birds get shot at the entire way down. I believe all we see are educated birds except maybe early teal where they get here before other seasons start.




    As for no food at Guana..........I was just refering to management and speaking in general. I heard that the place was a really tough hunt.
     
  6. LarryA

    LarryA Refuge Member

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    It is broken for a large portion of the state.

    Interview the people that successfully or otherwise took youths hunting during the youth hunt north of Orlando. I'll be first in line.

    Youth Hunts should be a statewide activity.



    I don't think pair bonding means much for ducks. They'll repair (get fixed?) later, maybe as late as on the breeding grounds. They aren't too faithful or species loyal. Of course, you could say that all the crossbreeding happens because a mallard pair was broken up.

    I'd like to say that broken pairs is a reason to not have youth hunts later after season, but won't believe it myself. :)
     
  7. uncleD

    uncleD Senior Refuge Member

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    the birds didn't hold @ Guana. Don't know why.

    i will say that there is alot of shooting and little hitting.


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  8. LarryA

    LarryA Refuge Member

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    Fyrestorm,

    Someone deleted your post where you said that the MINWR birds got pressured/educated to vacate the area as the season progressed.

    I'm glad that you admit that there was more opportunity there in early season rather than late.

    Thanks for your support on this issue.
     
  9. Fyrestorm

    Fyrestorm Guest

    I won't even touch MINWR after a few weeks Larry. The place is usually shot out. Especially the Shilohs.
     
  10. uncleD

    uncleD Senior Refuge Member

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    Although it hasn't been great these past couple years for late season, I've had some great shoots at the end of season.

    But it is also good to hear that some won't hunt it after a few weeks in the beginning.

    It makes the marsh a less crowded place. :D :D :D

    Duke
     

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